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September 17th, 2011, 03:02 AM
So I recently found my old laptop and decided to install Ubuntu on it to speed it up. For the past couple hours I've been pulling my hair out trying to get this wireless card to work. I am connected through an ethernet cable right now. I have looked at the topics here and I keep getting errors when following their steps, so I have made a topic for some help.

I have a Broadcom Corporation BCM4306 802.11b/g Wireless LAN Controller [14e4:4320] (rev 03).

Thanks! ):P

September 17th, 2011, 03:05 AM
I have a Broadcom BCM4313 and it requires a proprietary driver to work properly, did you see if a proprietary driver is available for your device?

September 17th, 2011, 03:07 AM
I have a Broadcom BCM4313 and it requires a proprietary driver to work properly, did you see if a proprietary driver is available for your device?

Whenever I go to "Additional Drivers" it says "No proprietary drivers are in use on this system"

Wild Man
September 17th, 2011, 03:09 AM
Hi, are you using 11.04?

September 17th, 2011, 03:10 AM
Hi, are you using 11.04?

Yes I am.

Wild Man
September 17th, 2011, 03:17 AM
Hi, I have that same card and when I tried to install the firmware I found out that there is a bug in the process for installing it in 11.04 so I did it this way thanks to chili555.

Down load the b43 zip file then drag and drop the file to your desktop. Right-click it and select Extract Here, then disconnect your wired connection. Open a terminal and do:

sudo mkdir /lib/firmware/b43
sudo cp Desktop/b43/* /lib/firmware/b43
sudo rmmod -f b43
sudo rmmod -f ssb
sudo modprobe b43
run these commands one at a time.

If you installed other drivers you need to remove them or blacklist them for this to work properly, if you need help with that we will work on it after you install this driver.
Thank you

September 17th, 2011, 03:23 AM
Ahh! It works! Thank you so much!

Yes, I would like help removing the other drivers I installed, linux noob here :P

Once again, thank you so much,

Wild Man
September 17th, 2011, 03:27 AM
Hi, that was quick, post the results of:

here by clicking on new reply and click # and paste the information between the brackets.
Thank you

September 17th, 2011, 03:30 AM
Module Size Used by
b43 296610 0
ssb 45942 1 b43
sha256_generic 20911 2
cryptd 19801 0
aes_i586 16956 432
aes_generic 38023 1 aes_i586
binfmt_misc 13213 1
dm_crypt 22463 1
snd_intel8x0 33213 2
snd_ac97_codec 105614 1 snd_intel8x0
ac97_bus 12642 1 snd_ac97_codec
snd_pcm 80042 2 snd_intel8x0,snd_ac97_codec
snd_seq_midi 13132 0
snd_rawmidi 25269 1 snd_seq_midi
snd_seq_midi_event 14475 1 snd_seq_midi
snd_seq 51291 2 snd_seq_midi,snd_seq_midi_event
snd_timer 28659 2 snd_pcm,snd_seq
snd_seq_device 14110 3 snd_seq_midi,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq
snd 55295 11 snd_intel8x0,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcm,snd_rawmidi,sn d_seq,snd_timer,snd_seq_device
arc4 12473 2
soundcore 12600 1 snd
snd_page_alloc 14073 2 snd_intel8x0,snd_pcm
mac80211 257001 1 b43
cfg80211 156212 2 b43,mac80211
pcmcia 39671 0
joydev 17322 0
ppdev 12849 0
yenta_socket 27230 0
pcmcia_rsrc 18292 1 yenta_socket
parport_pc 32111 1
dell_laptop 13515 0
pcmcia_core 21505 3 pcmcia,yenta_socket,pcmcia_rsrc
psmouse 73312 0
serio_raw 12990 0
dcdbas 14054 1 dell_laptop
lp 13349 0
parport 36746 3 ppdev,parport_pc,lp
radeon 900494 3
ttm 65184 1 radeon
drm_kms_helper 40745 1 radeon
drm 184164 5 radeon,ttm,drm_kms_helper
tg3 131476 0
video 18951 0
i2c_algo_bit 13184 1 radeon

Wild Man
September 17th, 2011, 03:35 AM
Hi, good news I do not see any other drivers loaded for your card so you are good, if I helped you even a little bit would you click on the link in my signature and support me for ubuntu membership also, would you please go to the top of the page and mark this thread solved by clicking on thread tools. Thank you so much.